The Mt. Abram Ski Club is a foundation that was formed in 2007 by a group of local Mt. Abram skiers with a desire to create a way to provide financial support for young skiers in Maine. Mt. Abram Ski Club is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to provide scholarships and snow sports education to the youth of Western Maine. The club is governed by a 15-member board of directors and hosts several fundraisers each year in support of its mission. The funds raised provide scholarships to Maine schools and individuals participating in snow sports each winter.
Financial support from the Mt. Abram Ski Club provides opportunities for local area children to learn to ski and ride, or participate in advanced race training programs at Mt. Abram. Local area elementary school groups apply to the club each year to plan ski trips for their students, allowing many to experience their very first turns on a ski slope. Although many of the children live within the shadow of local ski areas, often few would have the chance to experience skiing or riding without financial assistance. Grants can also provide individual students the opportunity to participate in seasonal lesson programs and further develop their skills. Everyone involved with the club is committed to sharing their love of the sport and creating life-long skiers in Maine.
Many other grant recipients are high school athletes athletes training for competition, or participating in regional or national events. Applications for grants are available on an annual basis.
The Mt. Abram Ski Club is generously supported by the local Mt. Abram community and friends from near and far. The club’s fundraisers are held throughout the year, and include an annual live auction, golf scramble and other family-oriented events. All of the events are open to the public, and all proceeds support the Mt. Abram Ski Club’s scholarship fund.